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Day 5 of the WordCrafter Blog Tour

I am over at Victoria (Tori) Zigler’s blog today as part of the WordCrafter blog tour. To read one of the poems I contributed to the Poetry Treasures anthology, and Victoria’s review of the book, please visit this link http://ziglernews.blogspot.com/2021/05/day-5-of-wordcrafter-poetry-treasures.html.

Snowlilie’s Brother – Book Announcement by Author Victoria Zigler

Title: Snowlilie’s Brother

Author: Victoria Zigler

Book description:

“Getting a little brother is a good thing… Right?

When Snowlilie the West Highland White Terrier first meets her new little brother – a Cavapoo puppy, who tells her the humans call him Rascal – and realizes having a little brother means having a new doggy friend to play with, she’s excited. That is, until she realizes it also means sharing everything with him – including her favourite ball, some of her food, and Mummy and Daddy’s attention.

Will Snowlilie be forced to tolerate a little brother she doesn’t like? Or can she learn to like Rascal, and accept the changes having a little brother means?”

Available now as an eBook from…

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1022774

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088SZSDQS

…And other online retailers, such as iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Where’s Noodles

Title: Where’s Noodles?
Author: Victoria Zigler
Genre: Children’s Books – Animal Stories


“Noodles is a strange red creature with a squeaker in his tummy, who just happens to be the favourite toy of a West Highland White Terrier named Lilie. At least, he is now, since the bushytailed squirrel and cuddly triceratops fell apart while she was playing with them – totally not her fault, by the way!

Now noodles is missing.

Lilie’s sure she left Noodles on the living room floor when she went walkies. But when she comes home and goes to fetch him so they can have a nap together, Noodles isn’t there.

Where’s Noodles? Is he somewhere else, or is he lost forever?”

Available in multiple eBook formats, with paperback and audio versions planned for the near future.

Where to find the book:
Barnes & Noble

About the author:

Victoria Zigler is a blind poet and children’s author who was born and raised in the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, and is now living on the South-East coast of England, UK, with her hubby and furkids. Victoria – or Tori, if you prefer – has been writing since she knew how, and describes herself as a combination of Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter books: Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and love of books, combined with Luna’s wandering mind and alternative way of looking at the world. She has a wide variety of interests, designed to exercise both the creative and logical sides of her brain, and dabbles in them at random depending on what she feels like doing at any given time.

To date, Tori has published nine poetry books and more than 40 children’s books, with more planned for the future. She makes her books available in multiple eBook formats, as well as in both paperback and audio. She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II, which is available in eBook only.

Author links:
Website: http://www.zigler.co.uk
Blog: http://ziglernews.blogspot.co.uk
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/toriz
Facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Zigler/424999294215717
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/victoriazigler
Google+: https://plus.google.com/106139346484856942827

Kero Audio Promo

I’ve owned birds, cats, chinchillas, degus, dogs, fish, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, and rats. Each one has a special place in my heart. But – though I never intended to play favourites – one little dog touched my heart in a way none of the others managed to.

His name was Kero, and he was a West Highland White Terrier.

Well, his name was actually Castellan Keroberous, but that’s quite a mouthful, so we usually just called him Kero. Since it was a mouthful even for us, I figured it would be even more of one for a child, so made sure to just use his name as Kero when I wrote the seven book series of children’s books in which Kero is the main character.

My “Kero’s World” books have been in eBook and paperback for a while, and now they’re also available in audio, thanks to the skills of narrator Giles Miller.

I’m very pleased with the job Giles has done in bringing Kero’s stories to life. I hope, if you buy the audiobooks, that you’re as pleased with them as I am, and that you enjoy the listening experience.

Regardless of the format you’d prefer, if you’d like to grab copies and share in Kero’s stories, here are the main places where you can buy the books:


Book 1 – Kero Goes Walkies
Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Children/Kero-Goes-Walkies-Audiobook/B075G1P29M/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/312873
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5519864
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kero-goes-walkies-victoria-zigler/1115292107
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kero-goes-walkies
Chapters-Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/kero-goes-walkies/9781301045556-item.html
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kero-goes-walkies/id646101881
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/kero-goes-walkies-keros-world-book-1-unabridged/id1281682080
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kero-Goes-Walkies-Keros-World/dp/1512358002/
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Kero-Goes-Walkies-Keros-World/dp/1512358002/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Kero-Goes-Walkies-Keros-World/dp/1512358002/
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kero-Goes-Walkies-Victoria-Zigler/9781512358001


Book 2 – Kero Celebrates His Birthday
Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Children/Kero-Celebrates-His-Birthday-Audiobook/B076JLCYM8/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/319037
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5519876
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kero-celebrates-his-birthday-victoria-zigler/1115457791
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kero-celebrates-his-birthday
Chapters-Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/kero-celebrates-his-birthday/9781301569700-item.html
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kero-celebrates-his-birthday/id655736313
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/kero-celebrates-his-birthday-keros-world-book-2-unabridged/id1299188305
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kero-Celebrates-His-Birthday-Keros-x/dp/1512358061/
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Kero-Celebrates-His-Birthday-Keros-x/dp/1512358061/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Kero-Celebrates-His-Birthday-Keros-x/dp/1512358061/
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kero-Celebrates-His-Birthday-Victoria-Zigler/9781512358063


Book 3 – Kero Gets Sick
Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Children/Kero-Gets-Sick-Audiobook/B076JHMF35/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/324875
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5519881
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kero-gets-sick-victoria-zigler/1115766744
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kero-gets-sick
Chapters-Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/kero-gets-sick/9781301564569-item.html
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kero-gets-sick/id662445496
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/kero-gets-sick-keros-world-book-3-unabridged/id1299180270
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kero-Gets-Sick-Keros-World/dp/1512358118/
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Kero-Gets-Sick-Keros-World/dp/1512358118/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Kero-Gets-Sick-Keros-World/dp/1512358118/
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kero-Gets-Sick-Victoria-Zigler/9781512358117


Book 4 – Kero Celebrates Halloween
Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Children/Kero-Celebrates-Halloween-Audiobook/B076JLY9N8/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/342194
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5519892
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kero-celebrates-halloween-victoria-zigler/1116264603
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kero-celebrates-halloween
Chapters-Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/kero-celebrates-halloween/9781301689095-item.html
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kero-celebrates-halloween/id681250334
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/kero-celebrates-halloween-keros-world-book-4-unabridged/id1299188237
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Kero-Celebrates-Halloween-Keros-World/1512358177/
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/d/Books/Kero-Celebrates-Halloween-Keros-World/1512358177/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/d/Books/Kero-Celebrates-Halloween-Keros-World/1512358177/
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kero-Celebrates-Halloween-Victoria-Zigler/9781512358179


Book 5 – Kero Goes To Town
Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Children/Kero-Goes-to-Town-Audiobook/B076JKC8WY/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/344560
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5519904
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kero-goes-to-town-victoria-zigler/1116351967
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kero-goes-to-town
Chapters-Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/kero-goes-to-town/9781301736898-item.html
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kero-goes-to-town/id685077071
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/kero-goes-to-town-keros-world-book-5-unabridged/id1299180347
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kero-Goes-Town-Keros-World/dp/1512358258/
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Kero-Goes-Town-Keros-World/dp/1512358258/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Kero-Goes-Town-Keros-World/dp/1512358258/
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kero-Goes-Town-Victoria-Zigler/9781512358254


Book 6 – Kero Celebrates Christmas
Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Children/Kero-Celebrates-Christmas-Audiobook/B076JLCWXJ/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/344566
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5519911
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kero-celebrates-christmas-victoria-zigler/1116351968
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kero-celebrates-christmas
Chapters-Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/kero-celebrates-christmas/9781301781553-item.html
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kero-celebrates-christmas/id685077053
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/kero-celebrates-christmas-keros-world-book-6-unabridged/id1299184684
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kero-Celebrates-Christmas-Keros-World/dp/1512358290/
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Kero-Celebrates-Christmas-Keros-World/dp/1512358290/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Kero-Celebrates-Christmas-Keros-World/dp/1512358290/
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kero-Celebrates-Christmas-Victoria-Zigler/9781512358292


Book 7 – Kero Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Children/Kero-Crosses-the-Rainbow-Bridge-Audiobook/B076JLDP7B/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/467451
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5519915
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kero-crosses-the-rainbow-bridge-victoria-zigler/1120258086
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kero-crosses-the-rainbow-bridge
Chapters-Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/kero-crosses-the-rainbow-bridge/9781311579089-item.html
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kero-crosses-the-rainbow-bridge/id909832745
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/kero-crosses-rainbow-bridge-keros-world-volume-7-unabridged/id1299180482
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kero-Crosses-Rainbow-Bridge-Keros/dp/1512358320/
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Kero-Crosses-Rainbow-Bridge-Keros/dp/1512358320/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Kero-Crosses-Rainbow-Bridge-Keros/dp/1512358320/
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Kero-Crosses-Rainbow-Bridge-Victoria-Zigler/9781512358322

You can also find the books on Goodreads.

Book 1: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17881737-kero-goes-walkies
Book 2: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17974626-kero-celebrates-his-birthday
Book 3: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18052712-kero-gets-sick
Book 4: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18052730-kero-celebrates-halloween
Book 5: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18052750-kero-goes-to-town
Book 6: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18052768-kero-celebrates-christmas
Book 7: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22919083-kero-crosses-the-rainbow-bridge


About the author:
Victoria Zigler is a blind poet and children’s author who was born and raised in the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, and is now living on the South-East coast of England, UK. Victoria – or Tori, if you prefer – has been writing since she knew how, has a very vivid imagination, and spends a lot of time in fictional worlds; some created by her, others created by other authors. When she remembers to spend some time in the real world, it’s mostly to spend time with her hubby and pets, though sometimes to indulge in other interests that capture her attention from time to time. To date she has published 8 poetry books and more than 40 children’s books, with more planned for the near future. She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II.

Author links:
Website: http://www.zigler.co.uk
Blog: http://ziglernews.blogspot.co.uk
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/toriz
Facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Zigler/424999294215717
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/victoriazigler
Google+: https://plus.google.com/106139346484856942827

Book Release – “Catching Snowflakes” by Victoria Zigler

Title: Catching Snowflakes And Other Poems
Author: Victoria Zigler
Genre: Poetry
Publication date: 29th April 2017

Book blurb:
“A collection of poems of different lengths and styles – some with a hint of humour, others of a more serious nature – exploring a variety of themes, such as animals, nature, emotions, and the world around us.”

Author links:
Website: http://www.zigler.co.uk
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/toriz
Facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Zigler/424999294215717
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/victoriazigler

Book links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34947667-catching-snowflakes-and-other-poems
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/720432

Coming soon to other retailers, with a paperback version planned for the not-too-distant future too.

From Idea To Ebook – A Guest Post By Victoria (Tori) Zigler

Thank you to Victoria (Tori) Zigler for the below guest post. You can find Victoria’s blog here, (http://ziglernews.blogspot.co.uk/).



I’m sure you’ve read many posts from a variety of authors about their writing process, and probably their publishing process too. Well, now it’s my turn to tell you mine.


Ideas come to me in a variety of ways, from dreams and daydreams to overheard conversations, and everything in between. When they come to me, I make a note of them in a regularly backed up document on my computer. Then, when I’m ready to do so, I pick one to work with; usually whichever one is jumping about excitedly inside my head, eager to be allowed to escape in to the world. In fact, more often than not, this results in me working with a few ideas at once, but – for simplicity’s sake – I’m going to focus on dealing with discussing the writing and publishing process for just one idea during this post.


Once I know what idea I’m working with, the next step is to turn it from a plot bunny eagerly hopping about inside my head, to something resembling a full story. So, I open a blank document on my computer, and simply start writing. At this stage I don’t worry about typos, grammatical errors, or any of that other stuff; I just write, letting the story take me where it will.


Once I reach the end of the story, I begin rewrites and research.


Now, you might think that writing fiction, as I do, there won’t be any research. But there is. For one thing, being blind, I sometimes have to verify descriptions of real objects (either by looking them up, or checking with my husband). For another thing, there are often facts that appear in even fantasy worlds which need to be checked. Fantasy worlds will often break rules of real worlds, but you need to know which rules you’re breaking. Also, if – for example – you want to be sure your woodland sounds like a real woodland, you need to be sure that the plants and animals you’ve included to create this impression would actually be found in a woodland. Or, if you’re putting something in a woodland that wouldn’t be found there, then you need to know for sure that you’re doing this. There are also things like – to stick with the woodland theme – checking that things that don’t bloom until summer aren’t already blooming if your story is set in spring, etc. I’m sure you get the idea.


As I said, along with research, I also do a couple of rewrites. These are to change things that no longer work with the direction the story went – which isn’t always the direction I thought it would – add in those extra bits of details and descriptions my research has helped with, fix obvious typos and grammatical errors, and generally tidy up the manuscript a little.


It’s at this point that I usually make sure to arrange a cover with one of my cover artists; if I haven’t already done so (I only do so before this point if I had a clear idea from the start of how I wanted the cover to look).


Cover creation for me is a process that requires three people: the cover artist, my husband, and myself. I send the cover artist a detailed description of the cover I imagine, and the cover artist draws it. Then – depending on the cover artist I use – the rough cover is either sent to me for me to show my husband, or sent directly to my husband. At this point my husband has no clue what I’ve asked for exactly. I leave it this way intentionally, because his task is to describe what he sees, so I can decide if it matches what I imagined. If it does – and, it usually does; I have a couple of amazing cover artists – I give the go-ahead for it to be used, but if not – which doesn’t happen often – I’ll send a message to the cover artist to explain what doesn’t work for me. Like I said though, most of the time the cover artists I use either manage to capture exactly what I had in mind, or do something better than I imagined, so I go with their idea anyway. When the cover is done, and all three of us are happy with it, I save it as a clearly labelled file on my computer, and also make sure to save a backup copy; just in case.


Next comes hours and hours of editing.


I put my poor story through several editing phases, doing everything in my power to catch each little typo, and polishing it until it’s as shiny and sparkly as I can make it. Then it gets one more editing phase – the phase most people refer to as the proof reading phase – before I call it done.


After that, it gets yet another read through, and then – and only then – I create the file that will be uploaded to Smashwords; the one that contains all the copyright stuff, and the piece I put at the end of all my eBooks to tell everyone where they can find me online (assuming they want to, of course).


Sometimes I’ve already written the synopsis for it by this point, other times I haven’t. If I have, then I read through it again to make sure it still sounds good to me. If I haven’t, I write it now. Either way, once the synopsis is done, I check through it for typos and grammatical errors; just like I would a story. After all, I don’t want people to be put off by a synopsis filled with mistakes, which they would – understandably – assume would reflect the quality of the eBook itself, making them reluctant to take a chance on my book. At least, I assume that would be the case, since I know that I myself am reluctant to take a chance on a new author if they can’t even get the editing right for their synopsis, since I assume their story will be the same way; the synopsis is your chance to grab a reader, after all, and the reader deserves the little bit of extra time and effort needed to clean up those typos.


Anyway, once I’m happy with my synopsis, it’s time to publish!


I publish via Smashwords, because I find their website easier to navigate, which means I can publish myself, despite being blind. I did also publish via Amazon for a while, but I had to have help with this, and after a certain conversation with an Amazon representative – which I won’t go in to hear – I decided I was no longer happy to publish directly with Amazon. I allow Smashwords to distribute my books everywhere, so – perhaps – one day my books will appear on Amazon again; when Amazon decides I sell enough copies to qualify for distribution to them from Smashwords. In the meantime, I publish via Smashwords, and they send my books to sites like Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple, among others.


And that, in a nutshell, is how I get my stories from idea to eBook.